Mill Courtland Community Centre Expansion

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The Mill Courtland Community Centre (MCCC), located at 216 Mill Street, is undergoing a redesign and development process. This is necessary because the building size and overall footprint are not large enough to accommodate current and expected demand for services and programs. Aging spaces and infrastructure in the existing building also need to be updated.

There are three phases to this project:

  • Phase 1: Business case
  • Phase 2: Detailed design
  • Phase 3: Construction

When staff plan to build or substantially expand an existing community centre, a comprehensive business case is completed. This is phase 1 of the project. The intent of the business case is to first understand the community’s needs and priorities for the centre’s indoor and outdoor spaces. This includes both consulting residents and analyzing usage data, demographics, and trends to get a full picture of what should be considered.

The business case is now complete. To learn more, read About Phase 1

Once the business case is approved, a detailed design must be created. It is often the case that not all elements can be included in a facility build or expansion. Technical limitations, available budget, and the size and configuration of the lot all limit what can be done. In phase 2, we identify critical and priority elements from the business case that fit within the allotted construction budget. This process will be led by a project team including City staff and Neighbourhood Association members.

Once the detailed design is ready, we can then move into Phase 3, the construction phase. This is when the expansion to the community centre will be built.

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The Mill Courtland Community Centre (MCCC), located at 216 Mill Street, is undergoing a redesign and development process. This is necessary because the building size and overall footprint are not large enough to accommodate current and expected demand for services and programs. Aging spaces and infrastructure in the existing building also need to be updated.

There are three phases to this project:

  • Phase 1: Business case
  • Phase 2: Detailed design
  • Phase 3: Construction

When staff plan to build or substantially expand an existing community centre, a comprehensive business case is completed. This is phase 1 of the project. The intent of the business case is to first understand the community’s needs and priorities for the centre’s indoor and outdoor spaces. This includes both consulting residents and analyzing usage data, demographics, and trends to get a full picture of what should be considered.

The business case is now complete. To learn more, read About Phase 1

Once the business case is approved, a detailed design must be created. It is often the case that not all elements can be included in a facility build or expansion. Technical limitations, available budget, and the size and configuration of the lot all limit what can be done. In phase 2, we identify critical and priority elements from the business case that fit within the allotted construction budget. This process will be led by a project team including City staff and Neighbourhood Association members.

Once the detailed design is ready, we can then move into Phase 3, the construction phase. This is when the expansion to the community centre will be built.

Stay Informed

Subscribe for updates to get news and information about this project. Add your email to the Stay Informed box on this page and click ‘Subscribe’.

If you have any questions about this project, please Ask a Question.

  • CLOSED: This survey has ended.


    The Mill Courtland Community Centre will be undergoing an expansion. The City of Kitchener has contracted Jay Pitter Placemaking to complete a comprehensive business case (hybrid Master Plan) that will provide the basis for funding and designing the interior and exterior spaces of the centre during the expansion. 

    Deeply invested in the centre's distinct grassroots history, Ms. Pitter and her team are coordinating with the City, community centre staff, neighbourhood association members, and broader community to analyze the previous business case, facilitate a design, costing and sustainability charrette in collaboration with the University of Waterloo, and co-lead a series of community engagement processes in partnership with the neighbourhood associations. This survey is an important aspect of the project.

    We are inviting you to complete this survey and we look forward to hearing your input about how you use the centre, what spaces within and around the centre are sacred, and how existing and new spaces could improve your experience. 

    As much as possible, all suggestions will be considered within the project scope and budget.

    Please use this form to submit your responses by Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 11:59p.m.



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